Shared Blog Post – Neurobiology of Self-Control in Dogs

In this article from the online edition of Psychology Today, researcher Gregory S. Berns discusses the work his research group has completed using positive reinforcement to train dogs to remain still so that an MRI can image their brains. Their latest work involves looking at the parts of the dog’s brain related to impulse control/self-control. This is important work as many behavioral problems in dogs are attributed to being related to poor impulse control.

FMI –  https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/plus2sd/201604/neurobiology-self-control-in-dogs

Shared Blog Post – Dogs, Cats and Scapegoats: Messes We Make With Companions – A new film by Hugh Dorigo about the plight of millions of companion animals by Marc Bekoff in Psychology Today-

In this article from the August 25th, 2017 issue of Psychology Today, Dr. Marc Bekoff discusses the film Dogs, Cats and Scapegoats: Messes We Make With Companions, a must read for anyone that lives, works with, or includes animals in their lives. – Read the article at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201708/dogs-cats-and-scapegoats-messes-we-make-companions

Recommended Resources

Podcasts from The Woof Meow Show (http://www.woofmeowshow.com)

Podcast – The Woof Meow Show: The documentary film Dogs, Cats and Scapegoats with Producer and Director, Hugh Dorigo – < http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2017/09/23/podcast-the-woof-meow-show-the-documentary-film-dogs-cats-and-scapegoats-with-producer-and-director-hugh-dorigo/ >

Web Sites

Dogs, Cats and Scapegoats Movie on Vimeo –  – https://vimeo.com/230807934

Dogs, Cats and Scapegoats on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DogsCatsScapegoats/